North Conway

Located along the southeastern border of the White Mountain National Forest, the little town of 2,300 is at the heart of New Hampshire skiing. It’s home to Cranmore and Attitash Mountain Re-sorts, 20 minutes south of Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, and 40 minutes from Bretton Woods Mountain Resort. The town, which developed along U.S. Route 16, has grown steadily since the historic train station was completed in 1874 and began shipping Bostonites in on “snow trains.” Read more here. —Clare Menzel